Rose & Crown, Highgate

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FAP Rating 2 - Click for an explanation of our ratings
As their web site correctly states, The Rose and Crown is a Grade II listed building and one of the oldest pubs in North London. So how was this important legacy handled? Naturally by being stripped of all character and atmosphere, with an overtly plain and contemporary look. To be honest, it sits at the very edges of the definition of a pub. Drinking is pushed to the front, and feels like the waiting room it is. Nothing to note on tap, but you will find a decent wine list. Eating is the mainstay here and prices are definitely aimed at the wealthy N6 residents. Play the game of spotting the flashes of almost caricatured pretension on the menu: give yourself 20 points for "jus", 30 for "reduction" - first one to 100 wins. Even the large garden (soon to reopen) will be offering a 'garden menu', for those who think they can sneak a relaxing pint there. This may be a lovely restaurant, but as a pub it fails almost as soon as you walk in through the door.
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86 Highgate High Street, Highgate, London, N6 5HX
020 8340 0770

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